Course Research Pages

SMG 404 - Ethics in Sports Management

Sample Subject Headings for Finding Books

Reference Books

By the Numbers: The Authoritative Annual Research Guide and Fact Book. Charlotte, NC: Street & Smith Sportsbusiness Journal. Ref GV716 .B9 2002-2004

Jacobson, Robert. Sports in America: Recreation, Business, Education, and Controversy. Detroit: MI: Thomson Gale, 2006. [E book ]

King, Richard C. Native Americans in Sports. Armonk, N.Y.: Sharpe Reference., 2004. Ref GV583 .N34 2004 v.1-2

Levinson, David and K. Christensen, eds. Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Pub. Group, 2005. Ref GV567 .B48 2005 v.1-4

Singer, Robert N., Heather Hausenblaus and Christopher M. Janelle. Handbook of Sport Psychology. New York: Wiley, 2001. Ref GV706.4 .H37 2001

Wiggins, David K. African Americans in Sports. Armonk, N.Y.: Sharpe Reference, 2004. Ref GV583 .A567 2004 v.1-2

Research Databases

Biography Resource Center - Biographical articles and reports on athletes, coaches, and other sports figures. Search by name or sport in upper right search box or browse the Athletes category on the home page.

CQ Researcher - Current and past reports on controversial issues in the U.S. Search for topics such as drug testing, college sports, Title IX, and many more.

EBSCO - Current and past news and academic articles in many subjects, mostly full-text.

Historical New York Times - Search here for New York Times newspaper articles as far as back as 1851.

LexisNexis Academic - Current and past articles from news, trade, business, and entertainment publications.

Sports Business Research Network (SBRNet) - Current and historical market research statistics and industry news articles covering the sporting goods and sports marketing industry.

Selected Web Sites

Bowl Championship Series
Official site for all college bowl information, including media releases, rankings, polls, and a description of how the bowl system works.

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions: Sports and Athletics

Field of Schemes
Blog written by Neil DeMause, a writer for the Village Voice. A critical look at stadium financing.

How Stuff Works: Athletic Drug Testing
An unbiased overview of performance enhancing drugs and how athletes are tested for them.

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
The commission was founded twenty years ago to address scandals in college sports at the time and to stress the importance of academics in college athletic programs. The original 1991 Knight Commission Report is available here, as well as more recent updates. Phenoms to Professionals Forum
Several editorials discussing the issue of young athletes turning professional.

NBA Player Dress Code
The code as written by the NBA.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
The organization that oversees the governance of college athletic programs and the ethics of student-athletes.

RTNDA, the Association of Electronic Journalists
The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) sets the standards for journalists on reporting and gathering of news. This site contains a section on best practices and ethics.

Scholarly Sport Sites
A collection of sport web sites; includes a section on Codes of Ethics.

United States Anti-Doping Agency

United States Olympic Committee

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Hunting
Includes information on the history of hunting in the U.S., hunting regulations, statistics, and economic information on hunting and links to state wildlife offices.

Women’s Sports Foundation
Advocates for women’s sports and health issues such as Title IX enforcement, equality in coaching and sports administration, and proper nutrition for the female athlete. Includes a database of topical questions and answers from experts.

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